Velma M. Rhodes
EDNA - Velma M. Rhodes, 89, of Edna died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 31, 1915, on the family farm in rural Bartlett, the youngest of six children, to Walter Thurman and Eva (Guthrie) Reedy. She grew up on the farm northwest of Bartlett and attended the Lockard District No. 28 School through the seventh grade. In 1928, she moved with her family to rural Coffeyville and she attended Coffeyville Junior High School and Coffeyville Senior High School. In 1932, she graduated from the new Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville. In the fall of 1932, she entered Pittsburg State College. After receiving a three-year teaching certificate, she moved to Edna and worked at the Edna Post Office for several years.
She married Hubert Rhodes on Oct. 15, 1936, in Oswego. Following their marriage they lived in Edna. After World War II, they moved to Oswego, where they were employed at the Labette County secretary's office for several years before returning to Edna. From 1951 to 1957, she was employed with Continental Can and Dixon Industries in Coffeyville. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1993.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Edna. She had been a member of the Hawkins Homemakers Club for more than 50 years.
Survivors are two sons, Richard Rhodes of Edna and David Rhodes and his wife, Diane, of South Edna, Okla.; three grandchildren, Carla Rader, Craig Rhodes and Lisa Brightmire; six great-grandchildren, Evi Rader, Myles Rader, Dylan Rhodes, Mary Goddard, April Brightmire and Nick Brightmire; a sister, Hallie Waugh of Fairview, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at North Edna Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials to Edna City Library may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.
Barbara L. Ragain
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Barbara L. Ragain, 70, of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004.
She was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Wichita to Velma and Fred Wilson.
She and Bobbie Ragain were married for more than 22 years. He preceded her in death.
She was a longtime resident of Wichita, Columbus, Parsons and Frontenac before retiring in Broken Arrow, Okla.
She was employed at the Census Bureau, Department of the Army and Kansas Department of Health and Environment until her retirement at age 66.
She was always active in church, cooked Meals on Wheels and ministered to others in the communities where she lived. For more than 20 years she was co-president of a Tom Jones fan club.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Atkinson of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a son, Robert Steven Ragain of Columbus; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Grindstaff of Wichita.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Yates Center. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Campbell's Funeral Home in Yates Center.
Grace G. Fuller
Grace G. (Kane) Fuller, 95, a resident of Elmhaven West nursing home in Parsons, died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the nursing home.
She was born Nov. 20, 1909, at Cherryvale to James and Josephine (Gouvion) Kane. She attended Parsons High School and Olson's Business College in Parsons.
She married Charles Fuller on June 2, 1932. He preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1972.
She had worked in the office at the Kansas Ordnance Plant in the early 1950s and also had been employed by the Census Bureau when it was located in Parsons.
Her hobbies included reading, sewing and painting.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and its Altar Society.
Survivors include several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Kane, on Dec. 30, 2000.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Wachter officiating. Burial will be in Ladore Cemetery. The rosary will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials to St. Patrick's Catholic Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.
Thelma G. Campbell
OSWEGO - Thelma Gladys Campbell, 92, of Oswego died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, in Paola.
She was born July 30, 1912, in Hallowell to William A. and Lillie J. (Lawson) Zwahlen. She was the oldest of nine children. She attended No. 90 Country School near Hallowell and was a homemaker all her life.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, the VFW Auxiliary No. 3399 and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She enjoyed dancing, fishing, crocheting, baking and making her famous homemade cookies.
She married Frank Burrows on June 7, 1929. They had a son, Marvin.
She married Lewis A. Campbell in February 1956. They lived in the Kansas City area for many years and also in parts of Missouri following their retirement.
Survivors include two sisters, June Newbanks of Oswego and Mae Hamblin of Hallowell; a daughter-in-law, Lorene Burrows of Paola; two granddaughters, Debra Dameron of Paola and Brenda Burrows of Seattle; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, a son, three brothers and three sisters.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego with the Rev. Susan Brown officiating. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials to the Methodist Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.
Velma M. Rhodes
EDNA - Velma M. Rhodes, 89, of Edna died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Her husband, Hubert Rhodes, preceded her in death on July 19, 1993.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by Bath-Forbes Funeral Home of Altamont.
Grace G. Fuller
Grace G. (Kane) Fuller, 95, a longtime Parsons resident, died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Elmhaven nursing home, where she resided. She was the widow of Charles Fuller, who preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1972.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Wachter officiating. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Complete obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the funeral home.
Memorials to St. Patrick's Catholic Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.
SCAMMON - Marie Quarton, 94, a longtime Scammon resident, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.
She was born March 26, 1910, in Scammon to Horace B. and Walburger (Kierl) Fuller.
She married Charles W. Quarton on Aug. 25, 1931, in Scammon. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1984.
She was a homemaker and also helped the family business, Gambles Hardware and Furniture Store in Russell.
She was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church and the St. Bridget's Altar Society.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Umdenstock of Yukon, Okla.; and two sisters, Margaret Turk and Lanora Gibson, both of Houston.
She was also preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church with the Rev. Chrysostom Ah Maung officiating. Burial will be in St. Bridget's Cemetery. The parish rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir, where family will receive friends after the rosary.
Memorials to St. Bridget's Cemetery fund may be left at or mailed to the funeral home in Weir.
Linda L. O'dell
CHANUTE - Linda Louise O'dell, 57, of Chanute died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Chanute Health Care Center.
She was born Nov. 20, 1947, in Independence to Cary James and Emma (Caldwell) Bockover. She lived in Chanute for the majority of her lifetime.
She was employed by Everbrite Electronics for 13 years.
She was a member of Abate and 3 Rivers Pool League.
She enjoyed playing pool.
Survivors include a daughter, Nanette Petty of Chanute; three sons, James Colston and Justin McAbee, both of Chanute, and Kenneth Colston of Sterling; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Emma Bockover of Iola; a sister, Carolyn (Bockover) Montgomery of Parsons; and seven brothers, Kenny Bockover, Charles Bockover and Jim Bockover, all of Chanute, Vernon "Sonny" Bockover of Oceanside, Calif., Cary Bockover Jr. of Parsons, Rick Bockover of Kansas City, Mo., and Richard Bockover of Independence.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Chanute Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Southside Tavern following the service.
Memorials to Horizon Hospice or the Chanute Health Care Activity Fund may be left at or mailed to the funeral home in Chanute.
Kathryn R. Bushnell
WARSAW, Mo. - Kathryn R. Bushnell, 98, of Warsaw, Mo., formerly of Weir, Carona and Columbus, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at her home. She had been in ill health for two months.
She was born July 12, 1906, in Weir to Lawrence and Lizzie (Begando) Fassino. She had lived in Weir, Carona, Columbus and Raytown, Mo., before moving to Warsaw in 1970.
She married Lark Bushnell on April 10, 1930, in Columbus. He preceded her in death on May 18, 1982.
Survivors include three daughters, Lucille Bushnell and Suzie Reed of the home and Kathryn Gribble of Raytown, Mo.; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lone Elm Cemetery in rural Columbus with Elder Larry Reynolds officiating. The procession to the cemetery will leave at 1:45 p.m. Thursday from Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus. Family will meet with friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Mo.
Memorials to Benton County Hospice may be mailed to P.O. Box 935, Warsaw, Mo., 65355, or may be left at or mailed to the funeral home in Columbus.
Ruth N. White
WICHITA - Ruth N. White, 68, of Wichita, formerly of Parsons, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004.
She was born March 18, 1936, in Nowata, Okla., to Ray and Minnie Vann.
Survivors include her husband, Steven White of Wichita; four children, Rochelle Knox, Donnis McPhaul, Bertha Hairston and Ford Carr; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Vann and Samuel Vann, both of Wichita, and Ronald Vann of Kansas City, Mo.; and three sisters, Ava Williams of Fort Smith, Ark., and Betty Adams and Wynella Vann, both of Wichita.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Missions Church of God in Christ in Wichita. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons. Vann Funeral Service of Wichita is in charge of arrangements.
James R. Phelan
HUMBOLDT - James Ronald "Jim" Phelan, 76, of Humboldt died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at his home.
He was born July 30, 1928, in St. Paul to James Roland and Gertrude Eva (Lynch) Phelan.
He married Marcella R. Fredrick on June 2, 1948, in St. Mary's Owl Creek Church in Woodson County. She survives of the home.
He operated Phelan's Standard Service for 30 years in Humboldt. After his retirement in 1989, he was employed at Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel in Humboldt for the last nine years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 924.
He also worked in the announcer's box at Humboldt Cub Stadium in football season.
He enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Marcella "Marty" R. Phelan of Humboldt; three sons, Richard J. Phelan of Georgia, Michael T. Phelan of Eureka and Patrick E. Phelan of Bay City, Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Theodore "Ted" Phelan of Monticello, Ky.; and a sister, Mary Pat Woods of Humboldt.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and John Phelan; and a sister, Phyllis Phelan.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt with the Rev. Thomas Scaletty officiating. The rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church with visitation to follow at the parish hall.
Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home of Humboldt is in charge of arrangements.
Tommy Arthur Stewart Jr.
Tommy Arthur Stewart Jr., 84, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 2:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
He was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Parsons to Tom and Florida (Suldon) Stewart. He attended Parsons schools and served in the Navy during World War II.
He was employed several years at Meadow Gold Dairy in Parsons. After its closing, he began working for Day & Zimmermann at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons. He retired in 1992.
His enjoyed playing pool and dominoes with family and friends. He could often be seen sitting outside enjoying the weather, mowing the lawn, barbecuing or engaging in one of his daily "cruises" in the city of Parsons, enjoying the local scenery. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was a member of Hamilton Chapel United Methodist Church.
On July 22, 1941, he married Virginia Lee Coker in Independence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Paula Stewart-Felix of San Leandro, Calif.; five grandchildren, Kishna Saterfield, Terrence McMurry, Amuri McMurry, Micah McMurry and KoKo McEntire, all of San Leandro, Calif.; a brother, Wilson Stewart Sr. of Parsons; five sisters, Marion Perry of Austin, Texas, Carolyn Cunningham, Ruby Stewart, both of Parsons, JoAnn Jones and Elizabeth Ross, both of Topeka; a host of nieces and nephews; and his in-laws, Harry Coker Sr. and Charlene "Grandma" Coker of Parsons.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen and Alma Stewart; three brothers, Frank "Boots" Stewart, Vernon Stewart and Ira Stewart; and two friends, Marvin McKnight and Thomas McKnight.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edwin Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with a flag presentation by Post 704 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Hamilton Chapel United Methodist Church.
David E. Jarman
BARTLETT - David E. Jarman, 55, a lifelong Bartlett resident, died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Infinia in Oswego. He had been in failing health.
He was born Feb. 19, 1949, in Bartlett to Marvin and Revilla (Curnutte) Jarman. He graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont and attended the SEK Vo-Tech School at Coffeyville for two years. He had been a mechanical draftsman at Taylor Products in Parsons until his retirement.
As a young man he was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Bartlett.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his nieces and nephews. In early years, he raised homing pigeons.
Survivors include three brothers, Kenneth Jarman of Welch, Okla., Ronald Jarman and Donnie Jarman, both of Oswego; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family service will be held at Lake Creek Cemetery in Bartlett with Kimet Geren officiating. The Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home of Chetopa is in charge of arrangements.
Marguerite B. Hills
ELK CITY - Marguerite B. Hills, 84, died Friday morning, Dec. 24, 2004, at her home in rural Elk City.
She was born Sept. 25, 1920, in Coffeyville to Ora Bonham and Mary (Deller) Bonham. She grew up and attended schools in the Coffeyville area.
On Sept. 12, 1938, at Columbus she married Raymon Hills. The family lived in the Coffeyville area for several years before moving to Elk City. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Jim Hills of Lenapah, Okla.; two daughters, Barbara Stroble of Caney and Betty Paine of Cherryvale; 17 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marshall Bonham of Osawatomie.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Potts Chapel of Cherryvale with the Rev. Mike Maybrier officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Cherryvale. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family has suggested memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Memorials may be left at the funeral home.
Eugenia R. Nepote
GIRARD - Eugenia R. Nepote, 77, of Girard died at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg.
She was born April 28, 1927, in Girard to Roy C. and Roxana (Millington) Beezley. She grew up and attended schools in Girard and graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan.
Following her graduation, she and her sister owned and operated the Pennant Cafeteria in Topeka.
She married Joe Nepote Jr. on Feb. 16, 1952, in Girard. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2000.
She was dietitian at Girard schools from 1961 until 1981 and was founder of CHEE-CRAW school food service organization.
She was a housewife and she helped her husband with his polka band by organizing numerous benefits and dances in the area.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Girard, where she was an elder, a former Sunday school teacher and a former Sunday school superintendent. She was a member and past treasurer of Disciples Women.
She was a past president of Chapter BG of the PEO Sisterhood in Girard, was a 4-H leader, served on the election board and was a member of R.V. Haderlein School in Girard. She was an active member in the community. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's school functions and events.
Survivors include four daughters, Becky Harryman of Pittsburg, Patty Burks and Mary Twarog, both of Girard, and Judy Terlip of St. Paul; eight grandchildren; a grandson; a great-grandson; a brother, William Beezley of Girard; and two sisters, Patricia Morris of Girard and Dorothy Kirk of Spokane, Wash.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Girard with the Rev. Darrell Biggs officiating. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.
Memorials to Joe and Jeanie Nepote Scholarship Fund may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 518 W. St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Dolores H. Meunier
CARMEL, Ind. - Dolores H. "Dee" Wagner Meunier, 87, formerly of Scammon, died of a heart attack Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in Carmel, Ind., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital.
She was born July 22, 1917, in West Mineral to Mike and Lena (O'Malley) Wagner. After the sudden death of her mother she was raised by Kate and George Lanning and later Evelyn Lanning of Scammon.
She married Alfred C. Meunier on April 14, 1952, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon. They lived in Cincinnati for several years until his death in 2002.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Fritz; three grandchildren; and several cousins in the Scammon area.
The service was Dec. 17 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Cincinnati. Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Cincinnati.
A mass for her intention will be at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Scammon.
Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir was in charge of local arrangements.
Mary K. Canada-Mitchell
Mary K. Canada-Mitchell, 64, of Parsons died at 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at her residence. She had been in failing health.
She was born on April 18, 1940, at Pittsburg to Frank and Thelma L. (Chandler) Canada.
The family moved to Parsons when she was 5 years old. She grew up at Parsons and attended Douglass School. She later completed her general equivalency diploma.
She was married to Edward L. Smith Sr. They later divorced.
She had resided in Denver and Tulsa most of her life. She worked at AT&T and Lucent in Denver for more than 20 years as a component installer. She moved back to Parsons in 1996.
She was a member of Tri-State Faith Center in Parsons.
Survivors include a son, Edward L. Smith Jr. of Denver; three daughters, Sheila K. Smith, Rita L. Smith and Jackie E. Smith, all of Parsons; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Johnnie Canada and Tony Canada, both of Parsons; and two sisters, Lillie M. Darkis and Shirley Dean, both of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by a son, Herman L. Colbert; and two sons-in-law, Larry Ragsdale Sr. and Ira Williams.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home with the Revs. Don and Alyce Tallman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials to Tri-State Faith Center may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Katherine Frankeberger, 93, a lifelong Parsons area resident, died at 6:43 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center.
She was born July 4, 1911, in Parsons to Paul and Cora (Mullinax) Callen. She attended Parsons schools.
Her first marriage was to Earl Campbell on Aug. 19, 1928. They later divorced.
She married Andy Hansen in 1942. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1950.
She married Judson Frankeberger in March 1957. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1968.
She had worked at several retail stores in Parsons in earlier years and also was employed at Parsons State Hospital and Training Center several years. Later she and Mr. Frankeberger operated several coin-operated laundromats in Parsons. They also farmed in Labette and Neosho counties.
She was a member of Methodist churches for more than 55 years and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, AARP, VFW Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge and the senior citizens group.
Survivors include a son, Dean Campbell of Leavenworth; three grandchildren, Katherine Campbell and James Campbell, both of Leavenworth, and Steve Campbell of Lawrence; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Lynn and Nicole Campbell, both of Leavenworth; a stepdaughter, Cleo Kikucho of Dallas; two nieces, Ann Mitchell of Parsons and Carol Van Hoorebeke of Denison, Texas; and two nephews, Paul Hoppes and Kenneth Hoppes, both of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Callen; and a sister, Ruth Hoppes.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Hett and Peggy Hillmon officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials to Hospice of Kansas or Good Samaritan Center of Parsons may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.
ST. PAUL - Connie Fager, 63, a lifelong St. Paul resident, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, in the emergency room at Labette County Medical Center. Her death was unexpected.
She was born on March 6, 1941, at St. Paul to Fred F. "Pete" and Marie I. (Dent) Fager.
She grew up at St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1959. She worked at the Census Bureau in Pittsburg for 2 1/2 years following high school. She then worked at the Parsons Clinic as an insurance clerk until her retirement in 2001 after 41 years of service.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church at St. Paul and its Altar Society.
She enjoyed ceramics, traveling, reading and gardening.
Survivors include a brother, Jerry Fager of the home; five sisters, Charlene Oplotnik and her husband, John, of Girard, Mary Jo Bradshaw and her husband, Lewis, of St. Paul, Olive Brungardt of rural Erie, Gracie Fager of the home and Judy Raymond and her husband, Louie, of Charlotte, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Jean Ann Fager; a nephew, Randy Bradshaw; and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Brungardt.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald R. Thissen officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the rosary.
Memorials to St. Francis Catholic Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 403 Main, St. Paul, Kan., 66771.
Elsie J. Hamsher
FLINT, Mich. - Elsie Joan Hamsher, 79, of Flint died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at McLaren Regional Medical Center. She was a former Parsons resident.
She was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Kansas to Serino and Windfred Houghton.
She married Robert E. Hamsher on Dec. 27, 1952. He survives.
She was a member of Court Street United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women's Club Friendship Circle.
Other survivors include her children, Karen Koch of West Chicago, Ill., Robin Nickerson of Reno, Nev., and Heather Wright of Burton, Mich.; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The service was today at Brown Funeral Home, Flint, Mich., with Steven J. Buck officiating. Burial was in Crestwood Cemetery.
Memorials to Court Street United Methodist Church may be mailed to the funeral home.