Eleanor A. Kish, 80, Roanoke, Va., died Aug. 7, 2004. She was born May 10, 1924, in Keene, N.H., the daughter of Gertrude and George Allen. She was raised in Claremont, N.H. and attended Eastern Nazarene College. Mrs. Kish worked for J&L Machine Shop during World War II, designing and drafting equipment. She also was a seamstress. She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene, serving as a pastor's wife and Sunday school teacher, teaching the Boosters Sunday School class at First Church of the Nazarene in Roanoke. She also worked as church secretary for Belmont Presbyterian Church. She married Frank G. Kish in 1947. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Haskell; and a brother, Everett Allen. Survivors include four daughters, Marilyn Zinn, Denison, Judy Haskell and husband Verne, Skowhegan, Maine, Karen Moser, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Shay Michaels, Pacific, Wash.; a sister, Lorna Littrell; a brother, Ralph Allen; two sisters-in-law, Esther Allen and Bea Allen; eight grandchildren, Chad Zinn, Craig, Dawn and Eric Haskell, Melissa and Nicholas Moser, Michael DeRosa and Nicole McCready; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at First Church of the Nazarene in Roanoke. Burial followed in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Church of the Nazarene, 728 Highland Ave. SE, Roanoke, VA 24013, for the NMI World Evangelism Fund.
Alma Faye Burkhart Christiansen, 65, Sandusky, Ohio, died Aug. 1, 2004, at her home. She was born Nov. 22, 1938, in Kentucky, the daughter of John C. and Minnie Gregory Burkhart. She received a General Educational Development certificate in 1976 while living in Topeka. Mrs. Christiansen was a homemaker and caregiver to many. She married Roger D. Christiansen. He died Jan. 15, 2002. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou, in infancy; her parents; two grandsons, Timothy Gabel, in 2001, and Briar Gabel in infancy; two sisters, Sandra Burkhart and Edith Shellhammer; and a son-in-law, Jim Cole. Survivors include a daughter. Rose Cole, Sandusky, Ohio; four sons, Danny Gabel and wife Tammy, Mayetta, Tommy Gabel and wife Kelli, Topeka, and Michael Christiansen and Jeff Christiansen, both of Sandusky; a stepson, Greg Christiansen, Kansas City; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Carolyn Osburn and husband Ray, Monroeville, Ohio, and Patricia Cesa, Mary Sorrell and husband Steven, and Rachel Jane Harmon and husband Derrick, all of Sandusky; two brothers, Charles Burkhart and wife Hazel, Toledo, Ohio, and Danny Burkhart and wife Pat, Crystal Rock, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky, Ohio, with the Rev. B. R. Hatfield of Venice Road Baptist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service Inc. or to the American Diabetes Association.
Edwin L. "Ed" Claycamp, 68, Glendale, Ky., died Aug. 1, 2004, at his home. Mr. Claycamp, a native of Goff, was a homebuilder, owner and operator of Green Top Antiques in Glendale with his wife and daughter. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He attended Gilead Baptist Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 113, KY Colonel, Glendale Lions Club and Glendale Merchants Association. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Judy Beeler Claycamp, Glendale, Ky.; two sons, Eddie Dean Claycamp and wife Anna Marie, Brandenburg, Ky., and Michael Wayne Claycamp, Elizabethtown, Ky.; three daughters, Missy Lampkins Kelley and husband Jack, Louisville, Ky., Tammy Lampkins Hall and husband Charlie, Elizabethtown, Ky., and Tonya Lampkins Parrett and husband Charlie, Glendale; his mother, Evelyn Smith Claycamp, Holton; three brothers, Everett Claycamp, Edgar, Neb., Edgar Claycamp, Wetmore, and Edward Claycamp, Topeka; a sister, Etha Belle "Bonnie" Kranz, Denison; and 13 grandchildren, Jessica, Kelly and Brett Claycamp, Lisa, John, Cody, Rachel and Ashley Kelley, Madison and Bailey Hall, and Trenton, Tagen and Raleigh Parrett. Mr. Parrett was preceded in death by his father, Eldon Claycamp; four brothers, Eugene Claycamp, Ervin Claycamp, Emmitt Claycamp and Ernie Claycamp; and a sister, Ellen Davis. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, Ky., with the Rev. Nathan Joyce officiating. Burial followed in St. James Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilead Baptist Church or Glendale Fire Department, sent in care of Brown Funeral Home, P.O. Box 553, Elizabethtown, KY 42702-0553.
Edna Ruth Harris, 83, Weslaco, Texas, died July 30, 2004, in Weslaco. She was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Soldier, the daughter of Ed and Cassie J. May. She married P.L. "Pete" Harris on Oct. 21, 1938, in Topeka. He died in 1996. She also was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers and sisters. She is survived by a son, Ron Harris and wife Pat, in Texas; five grandchildren, Mitchell and wife Beth, Mac, Curtis, Todd and wife. Sandy, and Christi; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Aug. 7 in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a local hospice.
Donald "Duke" Moore, 57, Valley Falls, died July 30, 2004, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was bom June 18, 1947, in Lansing, Mich., the son of Daniel E. and Marjorie Snyder Moore. He attended schools in Michigan. Mr. Moore served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a sharpshooter and received two Purple Hearts. He later worked as an electrician for St. Francis Hospital in Topeka until he became disabled. He was a life member of the VFW in Meriden and the Ozawkie American Legion. He also was a member of the 40 & 8 in Topeka. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Susan Huffman Moore, of the home; two daughters, Jena Canady and husband Greg, Merced, Calif., and Jodi Starr and husband Chris, Ozawkie; a son, Danny Moore, Valley Falls; a brother, Dennis Moore, Wellsville, Ohio; two stepsisters, Brenda Harris, Seaside, Calif., and Vickie Carmichel of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and six grandchildren. His parents, stepfather and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial with military honors was in Valley Falls Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Falls Catastrophic Illness Fund or to Midland Crossroads Palliative Care, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.
Elizabeth B. Stallbaumer. 98, Seneca, died July 29, 2004, at a Seneca care center. She was born Nov. 4., 1905, on a farm east of Herndon, the daughter of Charles and Barbara Berger Hutfles. After attending rural school for a year, she lived in a boarding house in Herndon and attended St. Mary's School. The family moved in 1917 to a farm south of Kelly, where she attended St. Bede's School and helped on the family farm. Mrs. Stallbaumer and her husband lived and farmed east of Kelly for two years, then moved to a farm west of Goff for three years, then moved south of Corning. They moved to Seneca in 1970. She worked at the Nemaha County Convalescent Home, cleaning and doing laundry for 15 years prior to her retirement in 1972. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and St. Ann's Altar Society, and she was a former member of St. Patrick's Church at Corning. She did volunteer work at Sts. Peter and Paul Mission for several years, and she enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She married Suitbert Stallbaumer on Oct. 24, 1928, at St. Bede's Church in Kelly. He died May 6, 1987. She also was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Stallbaumer, on Nov. 1, 2003; three grandchildren, Edward Grollmes, Tracy Osterhaus and Joseph Stallbaumer; two great-granddaughters, Heather and Holly Morris; two brothers, William and Harry Hutfles; and a sister, Hedwig "Hattie" Brokamp. Survivors include seven sons, Ervan Stallbaumer, Tulsa, Okla., John Stallbaumer, Hoyt, Lester Stallbaumer and Benedict "Butch" Stallbaumer, both of Holton, James Stallbaumer, Cincinatti, Ohio, Michael Stallbaumer, Paola, and Terry Stallbaumer, Omaha, Neb.; five daughters, Mary Ann Grollmes, Netawaka, Lucille Eisenbarth, Barbara "Bobbie" Osterhaus and Peggy Osterhaus, all of Seneca, and Janice Jenkins, Paola; two brothers, Clarence Hutfles, Topeka, and Leo Hutfles, Falls City, Neb.; 42 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial was held July 31 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, with Fr. Roderic Giller, O.S.B., officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul School or Sts. Peter and Paul Church, sent in care of the family.
Gloria J. Moore Escobar, 62, formerly of Topeka, died July 22, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Oct. 25, 1941, in Topeka, the daughter of Harvey A. and Georgina B. Burghart Moore. She moved to Las Vegas five years ago. Mrs. Escobar was employed by Hallmark Cards and Wal-Mart before she retired. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Topeka. She married David C. Escobar on June 5, 1993, in Hoyt. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Maurice Spencer Jr. and Shane Hogan, both of Las Vegas; a daughter, Sheri Rose, Hoyt; a stepson, David J. Escobar, Topeka; two brothers, Harvey Moore, Topeka, and Timothy Moore, Neosho Rapids; a sister, Debbie Watson, Tonganoxie; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial mass was held Aug. 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Topeka. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ora D. "Poppo" Douglass, 76, Douglas, Ariz., died July 9, 2004, at a Tucson, Ariz., hospital after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., and joined the U.S. Navy when he was 17. As a storekeeper, his service in the Navy included World War II, where he served on the USS Tucson, and in Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the WWII American Area Campaign medal, China Service medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, Navy Occupation Service medal with "Asia Clasp," two National Defense service medals, four good conduct awards, Vietnam Service medal and Secretary of the Navy Commendation for Achievement. Mr. Douglass retired from the Navy in 1969 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He continued working as a storekeeper, most notably for Stuckey's, before settling in Douglas, Ariz., in 1983. He worked briefly for the Arizona State Correctional Facility in Douglas and was manager of the Monte Vista Mobile Home Park from 1987 to 1997, when he retired. He was a member of Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge 19 of Douglas, Ariz., a 50-year member of the Tucson Consistory Scottish Rite Masonry, Sabbar Shrine of Tucson and the Royal Order of Jesters and Sabbar Clowns of Cochise County. He also was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Rosa Escarcega Douglass, of the home; two daughters, Rosa Maria Douglass and husband Donald Hyink, and Monica Cook and husband Reed; a son, Michael Douglass and wife Gwen; a brother, William Douglass; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his "adopted" son, Fernando Valenzuela and family. Memorial services were held July 14 at the Brown Page Mortuary Chapel, with Mount Moriah Lodge 19 AF&AM officiating. Inurnment of cremains was held July 15 at the Veterans Plot in Calvary Cemetery, with military graveside services by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Transportation and/or Sneaker Fund at Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716.
Maurice L. Montgomery, 91, Rossville, died Nov. 17, 2004, at a Rossville care center. Mr. Montgomery was a farmer and stockman and had worked for Jackson Farmers at Denison for 20 years. He had lived at Rossville since 1998. He was a member of Rossville United Methodist Church and was a former member of Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton. He married Helen M. Moser on Sept. 21, 1934. She preceded him in death on June 12, 1971. He married Mary Runnels McDonald on Feb. 23, 1973 in Holton. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Ronald Montgomery, Holton; a daughter, Linda Sweany, Denison; a stepson, Jim McDonald, Yuba, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Joan Hubbard, Maple Hill; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Larkinburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville United Methodist Church and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
Judy K. Amon, 62, Netawaka, died Nov. 16, 2004, at Holton Community Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Holton, the daughter of Edward and Marjorie Anderson Meyle. Mrs. Amon spent all her life in Netawaka. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She also worked at Hammels Clothing and Shelter Insurance in Horton. She recently retired from Westside Family Practice, Holton, where she worked for 13 years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Lutheran's Ladies Aid Association. She married Wayne Amon on Nov. 22, 1959, in Netawaka. He survives. Other survivors include her mother, Marjorie Parker, Holton; three sons, Dennis Amon, Whiting, Randy Amon and wife Tanya, Whiting, and Richard Amon, Beach Island, S.C.; a daughter, Debbie Butler and husband Chad, Wichita; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Tollefson and Connie Meyle; and a granddaughter, Nicole Amon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka. Burial will be in Netawaka Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
Lucille "Marge" Marjorie Morris, 80, Perry, died Nov. 15, 2004, at her home. She was born March 26, 1924, in Topeka, the daughter of George and Mary Olds Powell. She attended Topeka High School. Mrs. Morris worked as a photographer for 20 years and as a secretary for Dr. Shin Fu Hsu for more than 23 years. She was a lifetime member of Northland Christian Church and the American War Dad's Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the H&R Council at the Topeka V.A. Hospital and Lecompton Historical Society. She married Ralph F. Morris on March 1, 1945, at Bremerton, Wash. He died June 26, 1986. Survivors include two sons, Steve Morris and Rob Morris, both of Topeka; a daughter, Sherry Sieliet, Perry; a brother, Dale Powell, Richmond, Va.; a sister, Dorothy "Dot" Woods, Mayetta; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel in Topeka. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton. Mrs. Morris will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 at the funeral home, where family visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association, sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home.
Mildred M. Neff, 84, Sabetha, formerly of Seneca, died Nov. 14, 2004, at a Sabetha hospital. Mass of Christian burial was held Nov. 17 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. A rosary and prayer services were held Nov. 16 at Popkess Mortuary in Seneca.
Harold E. Buch, 83, Troy, died Nov. 13, 2004, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Huron, the son of August and Millie Anna Thornton Buch. Mr. Buch farmed all his life, retiring in 1977. He married Anna Margaret Boeh on March 26, 1951. She survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Cathy Kern and husband Alan, Leavenworth, Pat Carrel and husband Gary, St. Joseph, Mo., Susan Butzin, Elwood, and Cindy Dahl and husband Anthony, Hoyt; two sons, Ray Buch and wife Peggy, Elwood, and Phil Buch, Troy; a sister, Laverta Smith, Savannah, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at Courter Cemetery north of Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Ambulance Fund or Hands of Hope Hospice, sent in care of Harmon-Rohde Funeral Home, Troy.