Georgia L. Beeman, 87, of Winfield, died April 12, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Carolyn Verbeck, of Winfield.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Mount Vernon Cemetery in rural Winfield. The Rev. Jerre Nolte will officiate.
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials have been established with Hospice Inc. and Grace United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Beeman was born June 26, 1912, in Columbia, Miss., to Lillian Elizabeth (Thornhill) and John Edgar Hogg. She attended school in Mississippi before moving to Oxford in 1927 and graduating from Oxford High School in 1931 as class valedictorian.
On May 25, 1931, she married Theodore W. Beeman in Winfield. He died Jan. 17, 1980.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Verbeck, Winfield; a brother, Thomas Hogg, Crystal Springs, Miss.; a sister, Mae Guinty, Santa Rosa, Calif.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
GEUDA SPRINGS - Minnie M. "Midge" Lacey, 78, of Geuda Springs, died April 10, 2000, at her home.
Services were at 2 p.m. April 13 at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Burial was in Geuda Springs Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Lacey was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Geuda Springs, to Etha Mae (Bright) and Roy C. Brewer. She was raised in Geuda Springs and graduated from Geuda Springs High School in 1939.
On Jan. 7, 1941, she married M. Wayne Lacey in Wichita. They lived in Mount Vernon, Ill., for a short time before moving to Arkansas City. In 1945 they moved to Geuda Springs.
A nurse's aide for 20 years at Winfield State Hospital and Training Center, she retired in 1985.
A son, Lotus Lacey, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Lacey, Geuda Springs; a daughter, Sharon K. Pudden, Wichita; a son, Bill Lacey, Oxford; three sisters, Maxine Campbell, Anchorage, Alaska, Darlene Schimmel, Geuda Springs, and Geyne Learned, Oklahoma City; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
ARKANSAS CITY - Phyllis Marlar, 60, of Arkansas City, died April 11, 2000, at her residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. The Rev. Buddy Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Parker Cemetery.
Marlar was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Arkansas City, to Mabel May (Bertrum) and Cyril Pappan. She attended Arkansas City schools.
On April 24, 1970, she married Guy W. Marlar in Arkansas City where they made their home. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Guy Marlar, Arkansas City; her children, Audra M. Stephens and Carla M. Reger, both of Arkansas City, Russell C. Bazil, Winfield, Mark W. Bazil, Miranda F. Whittaker and Ronnie D. Marlar, all of Newkirk, Randy W. Marlar, Skiatook, Okla., and Terri "J.D." Wickens, Ponca City; her brothers and sisters, Bobby Pappan, Shirley Manley, Herbert Nellis, Stanley Nellis and Richard Folk; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
LITTLETON, Colo. - Juanita Winchell, 92, of Littleton, died April 9, 2000, in Englewood, Colo.
Cremation has taken place. Aspen Mortuaries of Lakewood, Colo., was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.
Winchell was born Sept. 12, 1907, in Arkansas City. She graduated from Grenola High School.
On April 6, 1928, she married Hollis Winchell in Kansas City, Mo. She was a retired PBX operator and switchboard operator at Children's Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Nada J. Byrne, Littleton, Colo.; a son, Gerald L. Winchell, Overland Park; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
EMPORIA - Carl Raymond Mefford, 82, of Emporia, died April 13, 2000, at Holiday Resort in Emporia.
Cremation is planned. There will be no service. Inurnment will take place later in Bronson Cemetery.
Mefford was born March 17, 1918, in Bourbon County, to Leanna Belle (Shorter) and Carey Walker Mefford.
On Sept. 13, 1937, he married Irma Juanita Northway in Nevada, Mo. She died Sept. 28, 1999, in Emporia.
A manager of Litwins Clothing Store for 20 years, he retired in 1983.
Mefford was a member of Kansas Old-time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers.
A lifetime resident of Kansas, he had lived in Emporia since 1962.
Survivors include a son, Bufford L. Mefford, Park City; a daughter, Charlotte Elaine Langlois, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Two sons, Raymond Russell Mefford and Wilbur Max Mefford, preceded him in death.
ARKANSAS CITY - Claude Wesley Vaughn, 82, of Arkansas City, died April 5, 2000, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. April 7 in Riverview Cemetery. The Rev. H. Dean LaVelle officiated. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Vaughn was born April 11, 1917, in Oxford, to Claude Columbus and Clara Laurel (Herbig) Vaughn. He was raised in Oxford and graduated from Oxford High School in 1935.
Prior to World War II he worked for Boeing Aircraft Co. in Wichita. During the war, he served in the United States Air Force. While stationed in Italy he met his future bride. On July 2, 1945, he married Gianna Ferretti in Rome. She died in 1994.
Vaughn worked for Acton Manufacturing until it closed. He then worked for Rodeo Meat Co. until retiring in 1978.
Survivors include a son, Claude Henry Vaughn, Wellington; a daughter, Lucy Calvert, Arkansas City; and three grandchildren.
Services for Willard A. Fisher were held at 2 p.m. April 14 in the Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Revs. Dale Toles and Benny Waltkins officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Shelton Beaty American Legion Post 18 of Arkansas City performed military graveside honors.
The Brothers and Sisters of the General Assembly and Church of the First Born performed "I'm Bound for that City" and "The Eastern Gate." Other music included "In the Garden" and "Go Rest High on that Mountain."
Honorary casket bearers were Brian Griffith, Jeron Sheehe, Brandon Fisher, Everett Brown and Robert Allen Hogan.
Casket bearers were Corey Michael Holloway, Matthew Holloway, Dewayne Luna, Stephan Martinez, Jeff Pack, Gerry Paul Graham, Gary Reece and Frank Reid.
A memorial has been established with Hospice Inc.
CEDAR VALE - Carl "Cotton" Bohannon, 94, of Cedar Vale, died April 16, 2000, at Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cedar Vale Cemetery. Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home of Cedar Vale from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials have been established with Cedar Vale First Baptist Church and Cedar Vale Community Hospital.
Bohannon was born Sept. 7, 1905, in Cedar Vale, to Elmina (Harp) and James Bohannon. He was raised and educated in the Cedar Vale area.
On May 18, 1929, he married Bertha Duncan. She died Jan. 15, 2000.
Bohannon had worked as a ranch hand and was a trucker during World War II. He managed the Cedar Vale Co-op elevator and then worked for the City of Cedar Vale until retirement.
He was a member of the Cedar Vale Baptist Church and Lodge 355 of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons for 52 years. He was a past president of the Lions Club and served several terms on the Cedar Vale City Council. He had been president of the Cedar Vale rodeo and baseball associations and managed the horseshoe pitching team several times.
Survivors include two sons, Don Bohannon, Leon, and Reece Bohannon, Wichita; a sister, Mae Wiggins, Caney; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
ROCK - J.C. Braungardt, 80, of Rock, died April 14, 2000, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Joseph Campus in Wichita.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglass Christian Church. Masonic rites will follow in Douglass Cemetery.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service until 9 tonight.
Braungardt was born March 1, 1920, in Moscow Mills, Mo., to Lillian (Miller) and Julius Braungardt. He was raised in Missouri and graduated from high school in Troy, Mo.
On April 5, 1942, he married Frances Starkey at Rock where they lived for the past 58 years. Braungardt was a retired farmer.
He was a member of Rock Christian Church, Douglass Christian Church, Douglas Lodge 155 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons and the Scottish and Shrine rites. Before retiring he and his wife transported disabled children from Wichita to the Shriners' Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Braungardt, Rock; three sons, Scott Braungardt, Rock, Kirk Braungardt, Copan, Okla., and J.L. Braungardt, Douglass; two sisters, Leona Westhoff and Pearl Harrell, both of Troy, Mo.; three brothers, Miller Braungardt and LeRoy Braungardt, both of Moscow Mills, Mo., and Jack Braungardt, Flint Hill; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.