MULVANE - Darlene Douglas, 51, of Mulvane, died Oct. 21, 2000, in Wichita.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Senter-Smith Mortuary in Mulvane. Blake Orr will officiate. Burial will be in Littleton Cemetery.
Friends may call at the mortuary until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
Douglas was born Sept. 15, 1949, in El Dorado, to Vera (Baldock) and Lamar Harold Jones.
On Feb. 14, 1969, she married Steven Douglas in Mulvane.
A homemaker, she was also the canteen manager at the American Legion and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Lucky 7 Saddle Club.
Survivors include her husband, Steven Douglas, and a daughter, Lacy Douglas, both of Mulvane; two sisters, Vera Dupey, El Dorado, and Mickie Philpott, Udall; four brothers, Leo McWithey, El Dorado, Cleo McWithey, Phoenix, Eldon McWithey, Scott City, and Bobby McWithey, Winfield; and a granddaughter.
PARSONS - Patrick Henry, 52, of Parsons, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 23, 2000, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service.
A memorial has been established with the House on Kay Lane Group Home in Parsons. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Henry was born March 27, 1948, in Wichita, to Katherine E. (Newman) and Wyman L. Henry,. He was born mentally and physically challenged and at the age of two went into institutional care. He was a resident of Winfield State Hospital and Training Center until its closing. He then moved to Parsons.
Survivors include a brother, Don Henry, Winter Park, Fla., and a sister, Charlotte Bailey, Sikeston, Mo.
BURDEN - O. Joann Butler Lewis, 69, of Burden, died Oct. 23, 2000.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church. A private burial will be in Burden Cemetery.
Friends may call at Wheeler Funeral Home from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
A memorial has been established with the Burden United Methodist Church.
Lewis was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Sumner County, to Dora (Bond) and Bert Shore. The family moved to a farm southeast of Burden in the mid-1930s. She graduated from Burden High School in 1949.
On June 3, 1951, she married Raymond L. Butler. During their marriage they lived in San Francisco and Arkansas. He died in August 1979.
In early 2000 she married Emory Lewis. They had become reacquainted while working on their high school class's 50th reunion.
Lewis was a member of the Burden United Methodist Church and Walnut Valley Quilt Guild and a former member of the National Tole Painters Association. She had served several years as a community leader for 4-H clubs and was a founding member of the Burden Flower Club. She also taught Sunday school and organized and led Bible school.
Survivors include her husband, Emory Lewis, Burden; a son, Tim Butler, Spring, Texas; a daughter, Becky Conway, Cambridge; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.
SALINA - Ruth Mitchell, 85, of Salina, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 22, 2000, at Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center in Salina.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Salina. The Revs. C. Diane Watters and Michael Keating will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Hope, Kan., cemetery. Dr. Glenn E. Matthews will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, Solomon, tonight from 7 to 8.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Salina or a charity of the donor's choice. They may be made through the funeral home.
Mitchell was born Sept. 23, 1915, in Helechawa, Ky., to Fannie (Easterling) and Floyd Crase. She grew up there and graduated from Alvin Drew Methodist High School.
On July 2, 1937, she married the Rev. Everett R. Mitchell in West Liberty, Ky. They lived in Haddam, Hope, Salina, Douglass, Winfield, Liberal and Wichita and Terrell, Texas, before returning to Salina to make their home.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Peacemakers Sunday school class.
Survivors include her husband, Everett Mitchell, and a daughter, Nancye Hamblin, both of Salina; and two sisters, Nan Nickell, New Carlyle, Ohio, and Lillian Mulcahy, Frankfort, Ky.
A son, Merwin Mitchell, died Sept. 25, 1969.
Ruby Rexroat Jacobs
SEVERY - Ruby Elizabeth Rexroat Jacobs, 86, of Severy, died Oct. 23, 2000, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Severy United Methodist Church. The Revs. Kibum Kim and Gary Parsons will officiate. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Greenwood County Hospital. Contributions may be made through Zimmerman Funeral Home of Howard.
Jacobs was born Sept. 8, 1914, in Lindale, Texas, to Mary Ellen (Redeker) and Lewis Oscar Herndon. She was raised and educated in Texas.
On Feb. 17, 1934, she married Vernie Harold Rexroat in Kingfisher, Okla. They farmed near Eakly, Okla., before returning to Kingfisher in 1937. In 1941 they moved to Wichita. In 1945 they moved to a farm near Fall River where they remained until moving to Severy in 1986. Her husband died Jan. 12, 1991.
On Aug. 30, 1992, she married Richard Paul Jacobs in Severy. He died March 29, 2000.
Jacobs was a member of the Severy Senior Center, Order of Eastern Star, Severy United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Rexroat, Newton; three daughters, Ruth Warren, Anthony, Pat Townsend, Orlando, Fla., and Wanda Samms, McPherson; three stepsons, Paul Jacobs, Milan, Henry Jacobs, Wichita, and Cecil Jacobs, Augusta; two stepdaughters, Joyce Doane, Severy, and Ruth Gordon, Winfield; a sister, Hazel Crowe, Fullerton, Calif.; six grandchildren, 26 stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 28 stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Services for Anna H. Miles were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 21, 2000, in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Houston officiated. Vocal music was "Beyond the Sunset" and "One Day at a Time."
A memorial has been established with the Cowley County Mental Health Association.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
ARKANSAS CITY - Doris Eleanor Magnus, 65, of Arkansas City, died Oct. 24, 2000, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Jesse Kindred will officiate. Burial will be in Maple City Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Transitions Foster Home Program. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Magnus was born Oct. 1, 1935, in Wiley, Colo., to Clara Victoria (Horton) and Olen McCall. She was raised in Canon City, Colo., and graduated from high school there in 1954.
On Nov. 17, 1955, she married Ernest Magnus in Raton, N.M. They made their home in Cedar Vale before moving to Arkansas City in the early 1960s.
Magnus worked at the Green Door LaFamilia Restaurant and the Garden Restaurant at Regency Court Inn as the general manager. She and her husband owned and operated the D&E Cafe in Winfield. She later worked as the group home coordinator for the Cowley County juvenile system and Cowley County Mental Health Center for several years. She retired in September.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Magnus, Arkansas City; three sons, Eric Magnus, Overland Park, Kevin Magnus, Arkansas City, and Jerry Tucker, Americus; three sisters, Wilma Rose, Josephine Foster and Grace Charles, all of Canon City, Colo.; and one grandchild.
Services for O. Joann Butler Lewis were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Burden United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff officiated. Burial was in Burden Cemetery.
June Vasey was the organist. Doug Miller sang "Blessed Assurance." The Rev. Sheila Ratzlaff sang "Boundless Love."
Congregational music included "Rock of Ages," "In the Garden," "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace."
Casket bearers were Richard Shore, Michael Shore, Ted Shore, Rob Shore, Doug Allison and Doug Miller.
A memorial has been established with Burden United Methodist Church.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
BELOIT - Melton E. Weir, 81, of Winfield, died Oct. 26, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita.
Cremation has taken place. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Henry Baxa will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Kansas Veterans Home at Winfield, 1220 World War II Memorial Drive, Winfield, KS 67156.
McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, is in charge of arrangements.
Weir was born May 23, 1919, in Glen Elder, to Anna and Mason Weir. His childhood was spent in Beloit where he graduated from Beloit High School.
During World War II he served as a medic in the United States Army.
He lived most of his life in Salina where he was a self-employed truck driver. He later resided at the Kansas Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge before becoming one of the original residents of the Kansas Veterans Home at Winfield.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Weir, Lexington, Ky.; three daughters, Patricia Weir, San Francisco, Calif., Pamela Barta, Smith Center, and Suzanne Prunty, Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters, Mildred Gorton, Lincoln, Marie Smith, Wichita, Louise Tharp, Atchison, and Arleta Liggett, Salina; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.