OXFORD - Frances A. Stoner, 95, of Oxford, died May 9, 2000, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Curtis Fike will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
A memorial has been established with Oxford Friendship Center. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Stoner was born Sept. 28, 1904, in Berryville, Ark., to Hattie Amerine and James J. High. The family moved to Woodward, Okla., where she was raised and educated.
On Feb. 11, 1923, she married Milton J. Stoner in Woodward. They moved to the Rainbow Bend area in 1924 and to western Kansas in 1960 because of her husband's work with Sun Oil Co. They returned to Oxford in 1965. Her husband died Nov. 8, 1979.
Stoner was a member of the First Baptist Church and served on the board of the Oxford Friendship Center.
Survivors include a son, Lee Stoner, Oxford; a granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.
Services for Mary J. Feaster were held at 2 p.m. May 11 in the Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Diane Massey officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Keith Anglemyer was the organist. Special music included "Because He Lives" and "Nearer, My God, to Thee."
Honorary casket bearer was Carroll Curfman.
Casket bearers were Nat Archer, Gary Curfman, Bill Hinkley, Tom Ozbun, Glen Trogdon and Greg Wadleigh.
A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Norman L. Jennings, 74, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., died April 28, 2000, at his home.
Services will be at Sunrise Presbyterian Church in Salina at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Roselawn Park Cemetery in Salina.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Michigan, 401 S. Main St., Mount Pleasant, MI 58858; St. Jude's Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St. Memphis, TN 38105, or Community Cancer Services, c/o Helms Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant.
Jennings was born in Winfield Oct. 3, 1925.
He served in the Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and in the Army Reserves during the Korean Conflict.
A professor of music at Central Michigan University for four years, he also taught at Spring Arbor College for 10 years, in Selma, Ala., for seven years and at Wallace Community College where he taught music and theater. At Central Michigan he was in charge of the men's and women's glee clubs and the Merrimeisters, a song and dance group.
He was also in Vienna, Austria, and sang with the Kansas City Lyric Opera Company.
Survivors include a brother, Stephen Jennings, Salina; a sister, Linda Dawson, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a dear friend, Dr. Larry Bronson, Mount Pleasant.
ARKANSAS CITY - Russell E. Martin, 63, of Arkansas City, died May 11, 2000, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Martin was employed by the City of Arkansas City.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Martin, Arkansas City.
Hawks Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
OXFORD - Etoyle Nelson, 85, formerly of Oxford, died May 10, 2000, at Briarwood Nursing Home in Wichita.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Oxford United Methodist Church. Pastor Wayne Handle will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Friends may call at Oliver-Hawks Funeral Home from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Nelson was born Oct. 29, 1914, in Courtland, Ala., to Katie (Leatherwood) and John S. Terry Sr.
In 1945 she married George Nelson in Sylacauga, Ala. They moved to Mount Hope in 1948 and to Udall in 1950. After being victims of the Udall tornado in 1955, they moved to Oxford. Mr. Nelson died Jan. 1, 1959.
Mrs. Nelson worked at the Oxford Post Office, in the Oxford school system and as a seamstress.
She was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Nichols Spencer, McPherson; four sons, Daniel Nichols, Summerdale, N.J., Donald Nelson, Wichita, Neal Nelson, Carmichael, Penn., and Robert Nelson, Nobel, Okla.; a half-brother, John S. Terry Jr., Marietta, Ga.; two half-sisters, Catherine Penton, Childersburg, Ala., and Beauford Feske, Baton Rouge, La.; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
An infant daughter, Mary Cecila Nelson, preceded her in death.
NEWKIRK - Leslie W. "Les" Parks, 66, of Newkirk, died May 11, 2000, at his residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Pastor Eugene McCarty will officiate. Burial will be in Springside Cemetery at Arkansas City.
Memorials have been established with Vinelife Family Church and Hospice of Ponca City. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Parks was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Newkirk, to Leona M. (Komma) and Lawrence E. Parks. He was raised and educated in the Elk City, Arkansas City and Newkirk areas. Parks also attended Cowley County Area Vocational-Technical College and served in the United States Navy.
On March 25, 1952, Parks married Florence Trenary in Winfield. They made their home in the Newkirk and Arkansas City areas. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and farmer; did cement contracting and built custom cabinetry.
He was a lifetime member of Spencer-Ralston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254 and a member of Vinelife Family Church.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Parks, Newkirk; two daughters, Kathy DeVore, Winfield, and Lorrie Gephardt, Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Les R. Parks and Steve W. Parks, both of Arkansas City; a brother, Loren R. Parks, Emporia; a stepsister, June Boomershine, Arkansas City; his stepfather and his wife, Eddie and Myrtle Collins, Arkansas City; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Brigette, preceded him in death.
AFTON, Okla. - Joe G. Branson, 67, of Afton, Okla., former longtime resident of Dexter, died May 11, 2000, at his home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Dexter Cemetery. Miles Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been established with the American Cancer Society, Hospice Inc. and the Dexter school shop. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Branson was born May 22, 1932, in Amorita, Okla., to Beatrice (Hatch) and Charles L. Branson. He attended rural Dexter schools.
On July 5, 1950, he married Barbara Coggins in Winfield. During the 1950s and 1960s he worked as a mechanic at local car dealerships. In the 1970s he worked for the Kansas Fish and Game Commission and owned Joe's Apco Service in Dexter. He was later employed as a maintenance man at Dexter High School. He retired in 1994.
Following his retirement, the couple moved to Grand Lake in Afton.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Branson, Afton; a daughter, Susan Crow, Dexter; a son, Rex Branson, Afton; three sisters, Maxine Frazier, Thelma Stoabs and Emogene Branson, all of Winfield; two brothers, Charles Branson, Winfield, and Bill Branson, Afton; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
KINGMAN - D.L. "Lynn" Hawkins, 76, died May 12, 2000, at Kingman Community Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Livingston Funeral Home in Kingman. The Revs. Tim O'Byrne and Matt Keith will officiate. Burial will be in Hoosier Cemetery in Kingman.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday and from noon to 8 p.m. Monday.
A memorial has been established with Kingman Community Hospital in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 453, Kingman, KS 67068.
Hawkins was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Forgan, Okla., to Alta (Cox) and George Roy Hawkins.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy.
On July 15, 1945, he married Norma VanDolah in Murdock.
A longtime resident of Kingman, he was a retired Navy veteran, a former KSIR manager and Collingwood Grain employee.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Kingman, and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Hawkins, and a daughter, Linda Koss, both of Kingman; two sons, Bradley Hawkins, Pretty Prairie, and Jeffrey Hawkins, Oxford; a sister, Nola Smith, Apple Valley, Minn.; two brothers, Ray Hawkins and Dean Hawkins, both of Kingman; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A son, Rodney Hawkins, preceded him in death.