The Morning Sun - Saturday, January 01, 2011
ARMA — Ruth Ann Wingebach age 87 of Arma died at 11:15 AM on December 30 at Girard Medical Center after a short illness.
Ruth was born October 29, 1923 in Breezy Hill, Kansas. She was the daughter of William and Armida Ponsi Mannaioni.
She has lived in the same home for 83 years. She graduated from Arma High School in 1941.
She married Bernard C. Wingebach on February 4, 1947 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg, KS, who preceded her in death in 1993.
She was a homemaker and also worked as a clerk for Woolsworth in Pittsburg, KS, and then later in life as a clerk for Crowell’s Drug Store, Pittsburg, KS.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arma, and served as treasurer for St. Ann’s Altar Society from 1996-present, she was also a 61-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 182 and served as President of the American Legion Auxiliary from 1998-2000. She was also a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, and a member of 8140 Auxiliary in Pittsburg.
Survivors include one daughter Janice Roller (Husband Tony) of Cape Coral, FL, one son Bernie Wingebach (wife Judy) of Arma, four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and one step granddaughter, with 4 step great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister Edith Felan, and five brothers Morris Mannaioni, Richard Mannaioni, Thomas Mannaioni, James Mannaioni, and Lebro Mannaioni.
Funeral Mass will be Monday, January 3 at 9:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arma, with Father Lawrence Carney as celebrant.
Burial will be in the Pittsburg Garden of Memories.
The family will have a rosary at 6:30 PM on Sunday, January 2 with visitation following from 7-8 PM at the Bedene Funeral Home.
Friends may visit her at the Bedene Funeral Home any time after 10 AM on January 2.
Ruth requested donations be given to the St. Ann’s Altar Society or the American Legion Auxiliary Post 182, and donations also may be left at the Bedene Funeral home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas, 66712.
Wingebach, Ruth Ann Mannaioni 63571325
b. Oct. 29, 1923 d. Dec. 30, 2010
Garden of Memories Cemete...
JOPLIN, Mo. — Sherry Kaye Prettyman went home to be with The Lord December 30, at 6:55 A.M. after a long illness.
Kaye was born August 17, 1937 in Hannon, Missouri to Emmett and Sadie (Talbott) Richmond.
She was the youngest of eight siblings. Kaye lost both her parents when she was twelve years old. She was raised from age twelve in Liberal, MO by her sister and brother-in-law, Roma and Dale Charlton.
She married Clemith Prettyman on August 31, 1957, in Miami, OK. They had two children, Tamara Lynn and Kenny Dean. They moved to Joplin in 1961.
In 1970 Kaye completed her bachelor’s of science degree in education at Missouri Southern State College. She then went on to complete her master’s of science degree at Pittsburg State University. She taught elementary school in Joplin, at Washington Elementary and Irving Elementary, for twenty-seven years until retiring in 1997.
Kaye was a longtime member of Southside Bible Baptist Church in Joplin where she helped teach Bible school and keep the church records.
Kaye loved scrapbooking and playing slot machines. She was an avid collector of children’s dishes and Hallmark Christmas ornaments. For many years she enjoyed having coffee with friends each morning at McDonald’s.
Kaye was a loving mother and grandmother, always putting family first. Her home was the family headquarters for holiday and family gatherings.
Kaye is survived by her husband, Clem Prettyman, of Joplin, daughter Tammy Meadows and son-in-law Dale of Joplin, son Ken Prettyman of Gardner, KS, grandchildren Sarah Brown and husband Barry, of Neosho, Chelsea Prettyman of Joplin, Ethen Prettyman, of Olathe, KS, Kathy Desourdy, of Neosho, Shawn Meadows, of Joplin, Whitney Barker, of Olathe, KS, great-grandchildren David Desourdy and Nina Brown, niece Beverly Long and husband Ron, of Liberal, MO, sisters Helen Marlow and husband Howard, of Kansas City, MO, Alice Overstreet and husband Charles, of Carthage, MO, brother Lloyd “Buck” Richmond and wife Vernice of Sheridan, Wyoming, and many nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 P.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Southside Baptist Church at 2302 Grand Street, Joplin, Missouri with the Rev. Freddie Wright officiating. Ken Prettyman will give the eulogy.
Burial will be at the Rosebank Cemetery at Mulberry, Kansas.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 P.M. Monday at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma, Kansas.
The family suggests memorials to the Southside Baptist Church, 2302 Grand Street, Joplin, Missouri. Donations may be sent to the church or Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.
Prettyman, Sherry Kaye Richmond 63571015
b. Aug. 17, 1937 d. Dec. 30, 2010
GIRARD — Lois May Maddox, 85 of Girard, KS passed away December 30, 2010 at the Girard Medical Center following a long illness.
She was born November 16, 1925 in Kansas City, KS the daughter of Roy Albert and Edith Dale (LaMunyon) Thurman.
On June 3, 1950 she was united in marriage to Jake Maddox, Jr. in Iola, KS; he preceded her in death on February 5, 1994.
Lois was a homemaker and also worked a short time for an airplane manufacturing company in Wichita. Church membership was held in the Christian Church, she was also a member of AARP.
Survivors include a daughter Linda Hudson of Girard, three brothers Fern Thurman of Arkansas City, KS, Louis Ray Thurman of Lenexa, KS, Jim Thurman of Wichita, KS, two grandchildren Larry Hudson, Jr. of Australia and Dee Dee Hudson of Basehor, KS along with three great grandchildren Jake, Tristan and Kaylyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers Everett, Earl, Floyd, Lloyd, Melvin and Jim Thurman, three sisters Helen Marie(infant), Darlene Wheeler and Thelma Rhodes.
Graveside services will be 11 am, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Pleasant View Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating.
Family will receive friends at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir beginning at 10 am Tuesday until the procession leaves for the cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.
Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice and/or The American Cancer Society; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 104 W. Main, Weir, KS 66781
Maddox, Lois May Thurman 63579373
b. 1925 d. Dec. 30, 2010
Maddox, Jake, Jr 26904200
b. Oct. 7, 1921 d. Feb. 5, 1994
New Pleasantview Cemetery
Thurman, Roy Albert 58441673
b. Jul. 29, 1891 d. Jan. 9, 1950
Thurman, Edith Dale 58441665
b. Dec. 20, 1894 d. May 2, 1993